Fat transfer breast augmentation uses liposuction form other parts of your body to be injected to enhance the volume of your breasts. Fat transfer is another option of breast augmentation using only your own tissue, your own fat, and no breast implants to increase the volume of your breast. Using fat transfer to augment the breast is ideal for woman seeking a very natural result and a rather small size increase. During the liposuction (harvesting) process several steps will be undertaken to obtain the best fat cells for survival. A breast augmentation using fat transfer is quiet different from a „traditional“ breast augmentation using an implant. First a patient needs to have enough fat in another part of their body to be volume wise enough for the breast enhancement. The transferred fat is vital tissue and will act like it. That means, that it will change with weight changes, respond to endocrinological changes, and undergoes the regular changes a vital cell undergoes in their lifetime. The fat transfer to your breast may cause cysts, microcalcifications, which may prompt biopsies to exclude any type of malignancy, fat necrosis. Some of the transferred fat may leave the area of the breast. In some patients touch up or repeat fat transfer procedures might be required to achieve the desired result.To learn more about fat transfer to the breast or to schedule a consultation, please contact Dr Knoll’s Office in Frankfurt.
Patients, in good general health, with a negative medical and family history of breast cancer, who are seeking a moderate enhancement of their breasts with enough fat that can be liposuctioned might be candidates for a fat transfer breast augmentation. For patients with low body fat to be harvested or very ptotic breast, other surgical options might be better solutions.
Many advancements have been made in fat transfer procedures mainly regarding safety, efficiency, lesser morbidity, and improved pain control. A fat transfer breast augmentation is usually performed under general anesthesia and takes several hours depending on your case. The procedure does not require drains. For your personal comfort and safety an overnight stay in the hospital might be preferred to monitor your recovery and to provide adequate pain control after your procedure. The risks associated with the procedure depend on the extent and operative length, surgical technique, and your general health. During your consultation with Dr. Knoll, a very through discussion of all the Pros and Cons, and the associated risks of your individual fat transfer breast augmentation procedure, with relation to your health, will be had.
After your fat transfer breast augmentation procedure you will wear a garment for about 6 weeks supporting your wound healing process. After your procedure you will have some swelling and bruising, which gradually subsides within the following weeks. During that time Dr Knoll and her team will see you regularly in her Frankfurt office to accompany you during the wound healing process. You will be limited in your physical activities during your immediate post-operative period to ensure adequate wound healing.
Dr Bianca Knoll and her staff will have your best interest at heart, and will do everything they can to have your surgery go well, and your recovery proceed smoothly, safely and with the least amount of discomfort possible.
The success of a procedure is clearly dependent on the meticulous planning, a patient’s realistic expectations and compliance, and skilled surgical performance of your surgery. Dr Knoll and her team will be happy to provide you with further information about your fat transfer breast augmentation procedure and answer your questions during your consultation in our office.
Given all the possible variations of a fat transfer breast augmentation procedure, it is quiet difficult to provide any estimated costs without having examined and talked to the patient. The surgery length can become quiet long depending on different areas that need to be liposuctioned, as well as the time needed for the fat transferred. Some patients think this is a quickly done, which is not the case, since sculpting the shape of your breasts will take some time. The costs of the surgery will vary depending on the complexity, length of the procedure and the details involved. A fat transfer to the breast may entail several fat harvesting sites resulting in an individualized plan for each patient. The cost of surgery will vary depending on the complexity, length, combination of procedures and details involved. Usually there are 3 different costs associated with a surgery; the surgeon’s fee, hospital fee, and anesthesia fee.During your office consultation with Dr. Bianca Knoll you will be thoroughly examined, allowing us to provide you with information pertaining to surgery, pre-operative testing requirements, post-operative expectations, and the cost associated with your individualized surgery plan. For these reasons a consultation in our Frankfurt office is strongly encouraged. We understand that it can be impractical for some of our out of town/international patients to travel to Frankfurt for an initial consultation. For this reason, Dr. Knoll offers online consultations. By submitting a series of photographs, information about your desired outcome, and a little about yourself, we can start to determine if you are a good candidate. Though a virtual consultation starts the conversation, it does have it’s limitations and does not replace the need to be seen in person for a traditional consultation to finalize plans for a procedure.